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Hilda Jensen

Hilda Jensen, 74, of Barefoot Bay, died Oct. 19, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a prolonged illness. She was born Jan. 8, 1924, in North Troy, Vt., and moved to Barefoot Bay 19 years ago from Derry, N.H. Mrs. Jensen was co-owner of the Derry Donut Shop, Derry. She was a member of the Women's Golf League and Bowling League, both of Barefoot Bay. Surviving are her husband of 31 years, Leo; one daughter, Barbara Preston, of Gilmanton Iron Works, N.H.; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Jensen is being transferred to the Peabody Funeral Home, Derry, for interment in Forest Hill Cemetery, East Derry, N.H. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, Brevard County Units, 6983 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, Fla. 32940-7549, in Mrs. Jensen's memory. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of arrangements.

Lily Kuder

Lily M. Kuder, 101, of Sebastian, died Oct. 18, 1998, at Integrated Health Services of Palm Bay after a brief illness. She was born Jan. 6, 1897, in Bronx, N.Y., and moved to Sebastian in 1972 from Huntington, N.Y. Mrs. Kuder was a homemaker. She was in charge of the arts and crafts group at Whispering Palms II, Sebastian. Surviving are two sons, Arthur Schilling, of Sebastian, and Walter Schilling, of Winter Park; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service was Oct. 22 at Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, with the Rev. David Lillegard officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, North Indian River County Unit, P.O. Box 1749, Sebastian, Fla. 32958 in Mrs. Kuder's memory.

Norman Moore

Norman E. Moore, 65, of Micco, died unexpectedly Oct. 20, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland. He was born Sept. 29, 1933, in Lakemore, Ohio, and moved to Micco in 1976 from West Palm Beach. Mr. Moore retired from the U.S. Coast Guard. Surviving are his wife of 29 years, Lucy; one son, Alvin Moore, of Micco; one stepdaughter, Kathy Elwell, of Micco; two stepsons, John Moore and Frank Moore, both of Micco; two sisters, Karen Bear, of Satellite Beach, and Cindy Ricker, of Georgia; one brother, Clifford Moore, of Alabama; and two grandchildren. At the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. No services are scheduled. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Indian River Cremations Inc., Vero Beach.

Mamie Teague

Mamie Teague, 70, of Merritt Island, died unexpectedly Oct. 19, 1998, at her residence. She was born Feb. 10. 1928, in Jasper, and lived in Roseland about 10 years before moving to Merritt Island in 1967. Mrs. Teague was a youth director for the state of California and the city of Lompoc, Calif. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Merritt Island. Surviving are three daughters, Wanda "Marti" Morawski, of Merritt Island, Teresa "Teri" Teague, of Union Park, and Andrea Spears, of North Carolina; one son, Kevin Teague, of Belle Glade; one sister, Abbie Vita, of Lake Worth; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral was Oct. 23 at Florida Memorial Funeral Home, Rockledge chapel, with Don Nester officiating. Florida Memorial Funeral Home, Rockledge, is in charge of arrangements.

Leona Smiley

Leona Smiley, 90, of Wabasso, died Oct. 15, 1998, at Longwood Health Care Center, Altamonte Springs. She was born April 7, 1908, in Carrie Bell, and was a lifelong resident of Wabasso. Surviving are two nieces. The funeral was Oct. 24 at St. Matthew's Missionary Baptist Church, Wabasso, with the Rev. Jerome Bell officiating. Interment followed at Wabasso Cemetery, Wabasso. Stone Brothers Funeral Chapel, Gifford, is in charge of arrangements.

Roland Kaighn

Roland Albert Kaighn, 63, of Thorofare, N.J., died Oct. 23, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a brief illness. He was born July 17, 1935, in Camden, N.J., and moved to Sebastian five months ago from Gloucester City, N.J. Mr. Kaighn was a truck driver for the Teamsters Union in New Jersey. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Gloucester City, and Teamsters Retiree's Chapter Local 676, Collingswood, N.J. Surviving are four daughters, Alicia Smulfus and Heather Reiber, both of Thorofare, Catheryine M. Kaighn-Perez, of Westville, N.J., and Robin Ann Kaighn, of Virginia; two sons, Roland A. Kaighn Jr., of Westville, and Patrick Kaighn, of Glassboro, N.J.; one sister, Marianne Kaighn, of Sebastian; one brother, Earl Kaighn, of Thorofare; and nine grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 1401 21st St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, in Mr. Kaighn's memory. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lowther Cremation Service, Vero Beach.

Paul Maggard

Paul Allen Maggard, 89, of Sebastian, died Oct. 22, 1998, in Palm Bay after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 16, 1908, in Scott County, Ind., and moved to Sebastian 10 years ago from Austin, Ind. Mr. Maggard was a retired postmaster at the U.S. Post Office, Austin, for 30 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Austin, and twice past master of Scott Lodge No. 120, Austin. He was a member of the Royal Arch Lodge, Scottsburgh, Ind.; Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Franklin College, Franklin, Ind.; and the Rural Letter Carriers Association. Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Dorothy; one son, Enzor L. Maggard, of Sebastian; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Maggard will be transferred to the Buchanan Funeral Home, Austin, for services and interment at Austin Cemetery, Austin. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of local arrangements.

Jack Armstrong

Jack Armstrong, 83, of Vero Beach, died Oct. 12, 1998, at his residence after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 6, 1915, in Mohawk, N.Y., and moved to Vero Beach in 1960 from Harrisburg, Pa. Mr. Armstrong was a machinist at Piper Aircraft, Vero Beach, for 23 years, prior to retirement. He was a charter member of the Indian River County Volunteer Ambulance Squad and a member of Indian River Cremation Society, Vero Beach. Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Juanita; two sons, Paul Armstrong, of Arlington, Texas, and Douglas Armstrong, of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; three daughters, Susan Martin, of Arlington, Donna Ferris, of Sebastian, and Cathy Moravec, of Winter Beach; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. At the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. No services are scheduled. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Indian River County Volunteer Ambulance Squad, P.O. Box 2240, Vero Beach, Fla. 32961, or VNA Hospice, 1111 36th St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, in Mr. Armstrong's memory.

Ernest Conniff

Ernest "Deyo" Conniff, 73, of Micco, died Oct. 9, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Uleta, and moved to Micco 17 years ago from Indian River County. Mr. Conniff was the owner of E.D. Conniff Radio and Television Service, Vero Beach, and a former electrician here. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was a former member of the Moose Lodge, Sebastian. Surviving are one daughter, Mary Beth Moye, of Indialantic; three brothers, Alfred L. Conniff and Douglas Sears Conniff, both of Vero Beach, and Jun Ray Conniff, of Micco; three sisters, Lillie M. Meeks, Lucy M. Warren and Erma D. Witherspoon, all of Vero Beach; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The funeral was Oct. 15 at the Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, chapel with Elder Leon Blanton officiating. Interment followed at Winter Beach Cemetery, Winter Beach, with military honors being rendered by American Legion Post 189 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10210, both of Sebastian.

Mary Thompson

Mary Thelma Thompson, 89, of Sebastian, died Oct. 11, 1998, at Indian River Memorial Hospital after a prolonged illness. She was born March 23, 1909, in Conneaut, Ohio, and moved to Sebastian in 1979 from East Springfield, Pa. Mrs. Thompson was a teacher and a principal for 35 years in the Pennsylvania school system, prior to retirement. She was a U.S. Navy Wave during World War II. She was a former president of the Professional Business and Women's Club, and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and Homemakers Club, and a life member of the Pennsylvania State Educational Association and Parent Teacher Association. She was a member of Fellsmere Community Bible Church and Worthwhile Society. Surviving is her husband, Chester; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Oct. 17 at Fellsmere Community Church, Fellsmere. The family suggests donations be sent to Fellsmere Community Bible Church, P.O. Box 608, Fellsmere, Fla. 32948, in Mrs. Thompson's memory. Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay, was in charge of arrangements.

Andrew Clark

Andrew Edward Clark, the infant son of Amy and Roger Clark, of Vero Beach, died on the day of his birth Oct. 13, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland. Also surviving are two sisters, Sarah Lyn Clark and Ashley Nichole Clark, both of Vero Beach; his paternal grandparents, Sylvia and Roger Clark, of Vero Beach, and his maternal grandparents, Shannon and David Cuddie, of Sebastian; his great-grandparents, Veda and James Creamer, of Fellsmere, and Edward and Louise Clark, of Mayo, Floyd and Lois Tillis, of Plant City, Eldon and Elva Cuddie, of Sebastian, and Robert and Marion Johnson, of Michigan. The funeral was Oct. 17 at Strunk Funeral Home Chapel, Sebastian, with the Revs. Doyce Morton and Jim Wingate officiating. Interment followed at Winter Beach Cemetery, Winter Beach.

Anderson Johnson

Anderson Johnson Jr., 60, 6345 85th St., Wabasso, died unexpectedly Oct. 9, 1998, at Indian River Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 18, 1938, in Wabasso, and was a lifelong resident. Mr. Johnson attended St. Matthew's Baptist Church, Wabasso. He was a deputy sheriff with the Indian River County Sheriff's Department, prior to retirement. Surviving are five sons, Anderson Johnson III, Rocky Liddell Johnson and Gregory Johnson, all of Vero Beach, Cory Johnson, of Melbourne, and Isreal Johnson, of Fort Lauderdale; one daughter, Wendy Johnson, of Tampa; three brothers, Edward Johnson and James Johnson, both of New Windsor, N.Y., and Darryl Cartwright, of New York, N.Y.; and five grandchildren. The funeral was on Oct. 17 at St. Matthew's Baptist Church, Wabasso, with the Rev. Jerome Bell officiating. Interment followed at Wabasso Cemetery, Wabasso.

Mary Ortiz

Mary Russo Ortiz, 88, of Vero Beach, died Oct. 13, 1998, at Integrated Health Services, Vero Beach, after a brief illness. She was born Dec. 26, 1909, in Brockton, Mass., and moved to Vero Beach 12 years ago from Dania. Mrs. Ortiz was owner of Russo's Grocery Store, Bronx, N.Y. Surviving are two sons, Frank Catala, of Sebastian, and Victor Catala, of Encino, Calif.; one daughter, Josephine Lang, of Red Bank, N.J.; one brother, Horace Russo, of Madison, Wis.; two sisters, Esther Rabasa, of Miami, and Vickie Cremens, of North Carolina; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. At the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Indian River Cremations Inc., Vero Beach.

Raymond Sawyer

Raymond F. Sawyer, 61, of Sebastian, died Oct. 14, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland, after a prolonged illness. He was born March 25, 1937, in Salem, N.J., and moved to Sebastian 20 years ago from Havre de Grace, Md. Mr. Sawyer was a jewelry manufacturer. He was a member of the Wesleyan Church, Vero Beach. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Surviving are his wife of six years, Mary; his mother, Margaret Sawyer, of Sebastian; two sons, Raymond F. Sawyer Jr. and Donald Birch, both of Sebastian; three daughters, Sherry Hibbs and Michelle Sawyer, both of New Port Richey, and Mary Askin, of Sebastian; two brothers, Richard Sawyer, of Micco, and William Sawyer, of Sebastian; and nine grandchildren. At the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. The memorial service was Oct. 18 at Wesleyan Church, Vero Beach. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Wesleyan Church, 125 27th Ave. S.W., Vero Beach, Fla. 32968, in Mr. Sawyer's memory. Cremation services are under the direction of Indian River Cremations Inc., Vero Beach.

Lisetta Kintop

Lisetta J. Kintop, 94, of Sebastian, died Oct. 18, 1998. She was born Dec. 1, 1903, in Baltimore City, Md., and moved to Sebastian seven years ago from New Freedom, Pa. Mrs. Kintop was a homemaker and a member of the Steltz Lutheran Church in Glen Rock, Pa. Surviving are a son, William Kintop, of Leesburg; a daughter, Jeanne McCormick, of Sebastian; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Steltz Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Eden Estate, 1730 24th St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, in Mrs. Kintop's memory. Mrs. Kintop was a member of the Indian River Cremations Society, Vero Beach.

Vilas McConachie

Vilas D. McConachie, 80, of Barefoot Bay, died Oct. 16, 1998, at Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, after a prolonged illness. He was born Jan. 9, 1918, in Sparta, Ill., and moved to Barefoot Bay 15 years ago from Knoxville, Tenn. Mr. McConachie was a Baptist and a Mason. Surviving are his wife, Kathryn; two daughters, Martha E. Berry, of Salem, Ill., and Elizabeth Phillips, of Kinmundy, Ill.; one sister, Alva Russell, of Sparta; one brother, LaVerne McConachie, of Sparta; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. At the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Salem, Ill. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Central Brevard Humane Society, Melbourne Branch, 5100 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne, Fla. 32934, in Mr. McConachie's memory. Mr. McConachie was a member of the Indian River Cremations Society, Vero Beach.

Ezra Doty

Ezra "Dee" Doty, 60, of Sebastian, died Oct. 3, 1998, at his residence after a prolonged illness. He was born Feb. 17, 1938, in Warwick, N.Y., and moved to Sebastian in 1990 from Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. Doty was a truck driver. He was a member of Riverside Church Assembly of God, Sebastian. Surviving are one brother, James Smith, of Sebastian; four sisters, Fannie Ritchie, of Spring Hill, Kay Hadden, of New Port Richey, Ruth Kleinle, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Hazel Gross, of Phillipsburg, N.J.; two daughters, Marion D. Doty and Louise Doty, both of Chester, N.Y.; three sons, Peter Boyan and Christopher Boyan, both of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Greg Boyan, of Highland Mills, N.Y.; and one granddaughter. At the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 1401 21st St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960 in Mr. Doty's memory. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Indian River Cremations Inc., Vero Beach.

George Folland

George W. Folland, 76, of Sebastian, died Oct. 5, 1998, at his residence after a prolonged illness. He was born April 2, 1922, in Monaca, Pa., and moved to Sebastian in 1988 from Vowinkle, Pa. Mr. Folland was manager of engineering for Rockwell International for 30 years, prior to retirement. He was a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University. He was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Engineering Society of Detroit, Elks Lodge No. 2714, Sebastian, and St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Sebastian. Mr. Folland was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Joyce; three sons, Rodney G. Folland, of Plymouth, Mich., Clifford W. Folland, of Canton, Ohio, and Kevin V. Folland, of Rockville, Ill.; and four grandchildren. At the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. A memorial Mass was Oct. 9 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Sebastian. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to VNA Hospice, 1111 36th St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, or St. Sebastian Catholic Church Building Fund, 13075 U.S. 1, Sebastian, Fla. 32958 in Mr. Folland's memory. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Indian River Cremations Inc., Vero Beach.

Bertha Johnson

Bertha Johnson, 93, of Barefoot Bay, died Oct. 5, 1998, at Palm Gardens of Vero Beach after a prolonged illness. She was born July 31, 1905, in Elizabeth N.J., and moved to Barefoot Bay in 1982 from Maplewood, N.J. Surviving is one niece, Jean B. McDede, of Barefoot Bay. Friends may call 11 a.m. to noon Friday at Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay. The funeral was Oct. 9 at the funeral home. Entombment followed at Fountainhead Memorial Park, Palm Bay.

Lillian Parillo

Lillian Parillo, 85, of Sebastian, died Oct. 5, 1998, at Integrated Health Services of Vero Beach after a brief illness. She was born Jan. 3, 1913, in Chicago, Ill., and moved to Sebastian 10 years ago from Fort Lauderdale. Mrs. Parillo was a homemaker and a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Sebastian. Surviving are her companion, Joseph Vicari, of Sebastian; and one sister, Betty Sweeney, of Fort Lauderdale. At the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. A memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Oct. 20 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Sebastian. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Indian River Cremations Inc., Vero Beach.

Robert Ryer

Robert E. "Bob" Ryer, 70, of Barefoot Bay, died Oct. 4, 1998, at Integrated Health Service, Palm Bay, after a prolonged illness. He was born Aug. 31, 1928, in Winchester, Mass., and moved to Barefoot Bay 15 years ago from North Reading, Mass. Mr. Ryer was a deputy fire chief with the city of North Reading, prior to retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Azan Temple, Melbourne; Sebastian River Shrine Club, Sebastian; Aleppo Temple, Free and Accepted Masons Masonic Lodge; Knights Templer, Aleppo Fire Brigade and Royal Arch Chapter, all of Massachusetts, and Barefoot Bay Computer Club, Barefoot Bay. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Jean; one son, John J. Ryer, of North Reading; one brother, William H. Ryer, of North Reading; and one grandchild. A memorial service will be Oct. 17 at the Croswell Funeral Home, North Reading, Mass. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, North Reading. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled and Burned Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Fla. 32356, or Micco Fire and Rescue Department, 301 Barefoot Blvd., Micco, Fla. 32976 in Mr. Ryer's memory. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of arrangements.

Earle McIntosh

E. Earle McIntosh, 64, of Vero Beach, died Oct. 5, 1998, at Indian River Memorial Hospital, Vero Beach. He was born June 16, 1934, in Jamaica, and moved to Vero Beach 15 years ago from Queen Village, N.Y. Mr. McIntosh was a self-employed electronic technician for 30 years, prior to retirement. He was a member of First Church of God, Vero Beach. Surviving is one son, Andre McIntosh, of Vero Beach; two daughters, Sharon Dixon, of Sebastian, and Bridgitte Broxton, of Vero Beach; four brothers, Hilton McIntosh, of Jamaica, Fred McIntosh and Clem McIntosh, both of Birmingham, England, and Charlie McIntosh, of London, England; four sisters, Meikel McIntosh, of Brownhills, England, Carmen Henry, of Birmingham, Cherrie Parkinson, of London, and Lydia Bruce, of Dudley, England; and five grandchildren. The was Oct. 10 at St. Peter's Missionary Baptist Church, Gifford, with the Rev. Dr. Joseph Pierce officiating. Interment followed at Crestlawn Cemetery, Vero Beach. Stone Brothers Funeral Chapel, Gifford is in charge of arrangements.

Marie Soucy

Marie T. Soucy, 82, of Sebastian, died Oct. 7, 1998, at her residence after a prolonged illness. She was born June 4, 1916, in Boston, Mass., and moved to Sebastian in 1982 from Braintree, Mass. Mrs. Soucy was a clerk with the U.S. Postal Service, Boston, for 15 years. She was a member of Ladies Sodality of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Weymouth, Mass. Surviving are two sons, Joseph R. Soucy Jr., of Abilene, Texas, and Philip T. Soucy, of Spokane, Wash.; two daughters, Dorothy A. Frano, of Braintree, Mass., and Geraldine M. Hales, of Sebastian; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A memorial service was Oct. 10 at Strunk Funeral Home Chapel, Sebastian, with the Rev. Lucien Duquette officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to VNA Hospice, 1111 36th St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, in Mrs. Soucy's memory.

William Gunther

William Gunther, 49, of Micco, died Oct. 9, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 28, 1949, in Winter Park, and moved to Micco five years ago from Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Gunther was a carpenter. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Susan and William Herndon, of Ocala; and a brother, Rod Gunther, of Atlanta, Ga. At the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. A memorial mass Oct. 12 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Sebastian. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 1401 21st St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, in Mr. Gunther's memory. Cremation services were provided by Indian River Cremations Inc., Vero Beach.

Forest Messenger

A memorial service for Forest S. Messenger, 102, of Fellsmere, who died Sept. 24, 1998, was Oct. 4 at Fellsmere Community Church, Fellsmere, with the Rev. Tim Gault officiating. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of arrangements.

Harriette Jackson

Harriette Humiston Jackson, 72, of Vero Beach, died Sept. 30, 1998, at her residence after a prolonged illness. She was born Aug. 21, 1926, in Vero Beach, and was a lifetime resident. She was a member of Friend of Bill W. Surviving are two daughters, Jacque VanNorren, of Vero Beach, and Norma Jill Jackson, of Sebastian; and four grandchildren. A memorial service was Oct. 3 at Aycock Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Pierce, with the Rev. Bill Hurt officiating. The family suggests donations be made to VNA Hospice, 1111 36th St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, in Mrs. Jackson's memory.

Mildred Johnson

Mildred Elizabeth Johnson, 90, of Roseland, died Oct. 2, 1998, at Palm Garden of Vero Beach after a prolonged illness. She was born July 18, 1908, in Hillsboro, Ill., and moved to Sebastian nine years ago from Kenosha, Wis. Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Sebastian. Surviving are one stepson, Tom Johnson, of Fort Myers; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A memorial Oct. 5 at Young and Prill Funeral Home, Sebastian.

Lawrence Bach

Lawrence M. Bach Jr., 72, of Sebastian, died Oct. 4, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center. He was born in Sea Bright, N.J., and moved to Sebastian in 1987, from Toms River, N.J. Mr. Bach was a sign writer for Brister Signs, in Vero Beach. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving with the Seabees. Mr. Bach was a member of the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Lorraine; five daughters, Donna Lee Wright and Kathy Lynn Moyers, both of Vero Beach, Carol Marie Durmer and Linda Ann Snuffin, both of Beachwood, N.J., and Susan Jean Stevens, of Atco, N.J.; a son, Michael Lawrence Bach, of Toms River; a sister, Karen Deckert, of Sweetwater, N.J.; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service was Oct. 7 at Ryanwood Fellowship, 2196 54th Avenue, Vero Beach. A burial was at Fountainhead Memorial Park, Palm Bay. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6983 North Wickham Road, Melbourne, Fla. 32940-7549. Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay, is handling arrangements.

Richard Shields

Richard (Dick) Clayton Shields, 71, of Sebastian, died Oct. 4, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, after a brief illness. Mr. Shields was born Jan. 25, 1927, in Staten Island, N.Y., and moved to Sebastian seven years ago from his birthplace. He was a construction superintendent for the New York City Housing Authority. Mr. Shields was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 2714 and Moose Lodge No. 1767, both in Sebastian. Surviving are two daughters, Pamela Shields, of New York, N.Y., and Elizabeth Shields, of Sebastian; a son, Richard Shields, of Staten Island; a brother, Walter Shields, of Sebastian; a sister, Beverly Lane, of Toms River, N.J.; and two grandchildren. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, handled local arrangements. Mr. Shields will be transferred to Richmond Funeral Home, Grant City, Staten Island, for additional services.

Mildred Spengler

Mildred E. Spengler, 73, of Sebastian, died Oct. 3, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center after a prolonged illness. Mrs. Spengler was born Oct. 13, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and moved to Sebastian 20 years ago, from South Miami. She was a retired draftsman at Bell Telephone Laboratory and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxillary in South Miami. Surviving is a sister, Viola Neidecker, of Sebastian. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Strunk Funeral Home Chapel, Sebastian, with the Rev. Ralph Rivers officiating. Memorial donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Indian River County, 1111 36th Street, Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, or to one's favorite charity.

Marcella Moulton

Marcella "Marcy" Moulton, 81, of Barefoot Bay, died unexpectedly Sept. 20, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center, Roseland. She was born Nov. 16, 1916, in Lynn, Mass., and moved to Barefoot Bay in 1980 from Beverly, Mass. Mrs. Moulton was a member of Friends of the Library and Thursday Morning Shuffleboard, both of Barefoot Bay. Surviving are four sons, Dana Moulton Jr., of Beverly, Richard Moulton, of Peabody, Mass., Donald Moulton, of Denver, Colo., and Gary Moulton, of Micco; four daughters, Carol Raven, of Appleton, Maine, Lois Thompson, of Fort Lauderdale, Kathleen Doucette, of Coral Springs, and Debra Novasse, of Sebastian; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay. The funeral was Sept. 25 at Garden of Last Supper Mausoleum, Fountainhead Memorial Park, Palm Bay.

Martha Benedict

Martha "Mart" Benedict, 83, of Sebastian, died Sept. 23, 1998, at Integrated Health Services of Vero Beach, Vero Beach, after a prolonged illness. She was born Aug. 6, 1915, in Wilson, N.Y., and moved to Sebastian in 1982 from Auburn, N.Y. Mrs. Benedict was a homemaker. She was a member of Sebastian United Methodist Church, Over 50 Club of the Sebastian United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, Sebastian. She was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Mottville, N.Y. Surviving are one daughter, "Marty" Delaney, of Sebastian; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service was Sept. 26 at Strunk Funeral Home Chapel, Sebastian. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Sebastian United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 780328, Sebastian, Fla. 32958, or St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 23, Mottville, N.Y. 13119, in Mrs. Benedict's memory.

Eugenia Fairchild

Eugenia Marie Fairchild, 84, of Sebastian, died Sept. 21, 1998, at Longwood Memorial Hospital, Fort Pierce, after a brief illness. She was born Dec. 14, 1913, in Durby, Conn., and moved to Sebastian in 1978 from Pompano Beach. Surviving are one son, Kenneth H. Fairchild, of Sebastian; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. No services are scheduled. Fountainhead Memorial Funeral Home, Palm Bay, is in charge of arrangements.

Roy Crosby

The Rev. J. Roy Crosby, 78, 1305 Sandy Lane, Clearwater, died Sept. 22, 1998, at Bay Pines Regional Hospital, Bay Pines. He was born Dec. 20, 1919, in Adel, Ga., and lived in Vero Beach from 1926 until 1943, when he moved to Clearwater. Rev. Crosby was the retired minister for seniors at Calvary Baptist Church, Clearwater. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; four sons, David I. Crosby, of Dothan, Ala., Stephen G. Crosby, of Largo, Philip B. Crosby, of St. Louis, Mo., and Daniel C. Crosby, of Bradenton; one daughter, Kerry C. Hillary, of Clearwater; two sisters, Mamie Smith, of Fellsmere, and Mary Phillips, of Vero Beach; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Clearwater. The funeral was Sept. 28 at Calvary Baptist Church, 331 Cleveland Ave., Clearwater, with the Rev. William Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Clearwater Cemetery. The family suggests donations be made to the Benevolent Ministers Fund of Calvary Baptist Church, 331 Cleveland Ave., Clearwater, Fla. 33755 in Rev. Crosby's memory.

Charles Link

Charles Adolph "Bud" Link, 75, of Vero Beach, died unexpectedly Sept. 21, 1998, at his residence. He was born April 21, 1923, in Wilderness, Va., and moved to Vero Beach in 1990 from Spotsylvania, Va. Mr. Link was the owner and operator of Royal Palm Press, Fort Lauderdale. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Pompano Beach, and Radio Operators Club. Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Marian; one son, Martin P. Beard III, of Palm Bay; one daughter, Cheryl B. Andes, of York, Pa.; one sister, Phyllis Atkins, of Spotsylvania; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family will greet friends 9-10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Wabasso, Wabasso. A memorial service was Sept. 26 at First Baptist Church of Wabasso with the Rev. Jerry Cooper officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to American Cancer Society, Indian River County Unit, 1401 21st St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960, or First Baptist of Wabasso, P.O. Box 246, Wabasso, Fla. 32970, in Mr. Link's memory. Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian, is in charge of arrangements.

Ellis Moree

Ellis Moree, 76, of Wabasso, died Sept. 24, 1998, at Indian River Memorial Hospital after a prolonged illness. He was born March 22, 1922, in Rockingham, N.C., and moved to Wabasso 39 years ago from Hillsborough, N.C. Mr. Moree was a foreman for Earring Point Groves, Wabasso, for 30 years. He was a member of Woodmen of the World, Omaha, Neb. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Mary; two sons, John Moree, of Vero Beach, and Ronnie Moree, of Fort Pierce; one sister, Kathleen Duke, of Louisville, Ky.; and four grandchildren. A memorial was Sept. 28 at Strunk Funeral Home chapel, Sebastian, with the Rev. Jerry Cooper officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to VNA Hospice of Indian River County, 1111 36th St., Vero Beach, Fla. 32960 in Mr. Moree's memory.

Tom Neidert

Henry Thomas Neidert, 52, of Sebastian, died Sept. 26, 1998, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 18, 1946, in Massilyn, Ohio, and moved to Sebastian seven years ago from Homestead. Mr. Neidert retired from the Miami Beach Fire Department after 26 years of service. He was also involved with the FEMA DART team. He was a Methodist and a Vietnam veteran, serving with the U.S. Air Force. He was also president of the Indian River Manatees Motor Home Club and a member of the Sebastian Lodge of Elks B.P.O.E. No. 2714. Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Linda; twin sons, Thomas Troy Neidert, of Sebastian, and Timothy Paul Neidert, of St. Cloud; one daughter, Teresa Morales, of Lake Toxway, N.C.; a brother, Ron Neidert, of Deland; a sister, Marilyn Burger, of North Lawrence, Ohio; and three grandchildren. A memorial service was Sept.29 at Young & Prill Funeral Home Chapel. Stanley Linder will officiate.

Samuel Grant

Samuel A. Grant, 94, of Sebastian, died Sept. 27, 1998, at Sebastian River Medical Center after a prolonged illness. He was born April 14, 1904, in Rensselaer, Ind., and moved to Sebastian four years ago from his birthplace. Mr. Grant was owner of J.A. Grant and Son Trucking Co., Rensselaer. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Rensselaer and was a Mason. Surviving are his son, Bruce Grant, of Vero Beach; one daughter, Mary Marzke, of Sebastian; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. At the family's request, there will be no repose or visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Rensselaer. Arrangements are under the direction of Indian River Cremations Inc., Vero Beach.

Forest Messenger

Forest S. Messenger, 102, of Fellsmere, died unexpectedly Sept. 24, 1998, at Indian River Memorial Hospital. Mr. Messenger was born July 19, 1896, in Auburn Township, Ohio, and moved to Fellsmere in 1946 from Burton, Ohio. Mr. Messenger was a self-employed farmer and was a member of the Fellsmere Community Church. He is survived by a close personal friend, Bob Jernigan, of Fellsmere, nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Strunk Funeral Home, Sebastian.